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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Born: September 1, 1875 in Oak Park, Illinois
Died: March 19, 1950 in Encino, California

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Oak Park and lived there until he was 16 when his parents sent him to Idaho to try and protect him from the dangerous influenza epidemic in 1891.

Biography: Burroughs became one of the most widely read novelists in the country during his lifetime. He is most famous for his ''Tarzan'' series and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.''Tarzan'' was subsequently adapted for both films and comic strips. His works have been translated into 56 languages and have sold more than 25 million copies.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Edgar Rice Burroughs on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Back to the Stone Age /
ISBN: 0803262639 OCLC: 77504532

University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln : ©2007.

The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series, "Back to the Stone Age" recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with Jason Gridley and Tarzan who is left behind in the inner world. Von Horst wanders friendless and alone from one danger to the next.

Back to the stone age ; Land of terror
ISBN: 1846772125 OCLC: 245139966

Leonaur Ltd., [Place of publication not identified] : 2007.

Back to the stone age - Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world - a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive. Lieutenant von Horst, member of an exploring expedition, was left behind in this lost land of Pellucidar.

  Swords of Mars
ISBN: 9783958648128 OCLC: 1000048603

Swords of Mars begins as a cloak and dagger thriller and ends as an interplanetary odyssey. In this novel John Carter, transplanted Earthman, returns to his status of protagonist and first-person narrator for the first time since the third Martian novel, The Warlord of Mars. (Wikipedia)

Tarzan and the city of gold
ISBN: 9781612106434 OCLC: 863046717

Tarzan rescues the stranger Valthor from the murderous shiftas. On his way home he is seized by Nemone's warriors and is taken prisoner to the amazing City of Gold.

  Tarzan and the city of gold /
ISBN: 0345289870 OCLC: 26111293

Ballantine Books, New York : ©1932

Tarzan tries to bring peace to two cities whose citizens have been enemies for centuries.

Tarzan and the forbidden city
ISBN: 9781612106472 OCLC: 863046718

A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa, looking for the fabled Father of Diamonds; his father and sister want to go rescue him, and they enlist Tarzan's help in finding him!

Tarzan and the forbidden city
ISBN: 0345291069 OCLC: 3325492

Ballantine Books New York, [1964]

Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world's hugest gem. But to the ape-man the tie of friendship was unbreakable, and Paul d'Arnot's pleas moved him to agree to guide the expedition Gregory's father and sister organized for his rescue. The enigmatic Atan Thome was also obsessed with the Father of Diamonds, and planted agents in the Gregory safari to spy out its route and sabotage its efforts. Both parties reached their goal, remote Ashair ... as prisoners of its priests, doomed to die in loathsome rites.

  Tarzan and the Lost Empire
ISBN: 9788892525801 OCLC: 952022893

Tarzan and a young German, working independently, find a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. This novel is notable for the introduction of Nkima, who serves as Tarzan's monkey companion in it and a number of later Tarzan stories. It also reintroduces Muviro, first seen in Tarzan and the Golden Lion, as sub-chief of Tarzan's Waziri warriors.

  Tarzan and the lost empire /
ISBN: 034529050X OCLC: 2177154

Ballantine Books, New York : 1963, ©1929.

When his old friend Dr von Harben asks Tarzan's help in finding his son Erich, Tarzan sets out alone with only Nkima to act as a messenger if help should be needed.

Tarzan of the apes /
ISBN: 0451531027 OCLC: 183268056

Signet Classics, New York : ©2008.

Recounts how Tarzan came to live in the jungle, was raised by a tribe of apes, and met and married American Jane Porter.

  Tarzan Of The Apes.
ISBN: 9781644525647 OCLC: 1078570263

Tarzan the invicibile
ISBN: 9781612106410 OCLC: 863046777

Tarzan, his monkey friend Nkima, and Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors prevent Soviet communists from looting the lost city of Opar.

  Tarzan the invincible.
ISBN: 0093081804 OCLC: 619708

Ballantine Books New York, [1964]

Convinced that Tarzan has been killed on his expedition to the earth's core, a villainous group of plotters enters his homeland and rob Opar of its fabled treasures.

  Tarzan triumphant /
ISBN: 034528688x OCLC: 8525911

Ballantine, New York : 1964.

Tarzan comes to grips with the degenerate descendants of early Christian refugees from Rome--and makes a lifelong friend of an exgangster from Chicago.

Tarzan triumphant ; Tarzan and the city of gold
ISBN: 0345416414 OCLC: 37875064

Ballantine Books, New York : 1997, ©1932.

Tarzan's quest
ISBN: 9781612106465 OCLC: 863046792

Tarzan and his wife Jane becomes involved in a search for a bloodthirsty lost tribe reputed to possess an immortality drug.

Tarzan's quest /
ISBN: 0345295625 OCLC: 7326389

Ballantine Books, New York : 1964.

  The Jungle Tales Of Tarzan
ISBN: 9600040007529 OCLC: 1078565764

  The land of hidden men
ISBN: 0345378377 OCLC: 26939604

Ballantine Books, New York : 1992.

An intrepid American dares to unearth the secrets of a forbidden jungle kingdom!

  The Return Of Tarzan.
ISBN: 9781644525753 OCLC: 1078557152

  The son of Tarzan /
ISBN: 1567230261 OCLC: 830293905

Yestermorrow, Princess Anne, Md. : [1994?], ©1917.

  The Son Of Tarzan.
ISBN: 9781644525760 OCLC: 1078556862